Watch: Gaslighting Tucker Carlson says 'witch doctors' are 'lying' about NFL player Damar Hamlin's injuries​

Watch: Gaslighting Tucker Carlson says 'witch doctors' are 'lying' about NFL player Damar Hamlin's injuries​
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Fox News host Tucker Carlson dedicated a segment of his Tuesday night show to gaslight his audience about the on-field injuries sustained by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin during a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hamlin collapsed after colliding at full speed with Bengals receiver Tee Higgins following a 13-yard catch. Initial reports indicated that Hamlin went into cardiac arrest and that it took ten minutes for emergency medical personnel to resuscitate him. Hamlin was subsequently transported from Paycor Stadium to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he is currently recovering.

On Tuesday evening, Doctor Manohar Anigrekula, a cardiologist at Medical Healthcare System's ProCare Odessa Heart Institute in Texas, told Midland NBC affiliate NewsWest9 that Hamlin likely experienced an exceedingly rare condition called Commotio Cordis, which results from blunt force trauma to the heart.

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Carlson, however, put forth an entirely different narrative that Hamlin is actually a victim of a COVID-19 vaccine. Carlson's baseless hypothesis is especially egregious – not only because it was promulgated without confirmation of Hamlin's vaccination status – but also due to Carlson's allegations that "many others" were peddling "propaganda" about what happened to Hamlin.

"What don't we know? Well, what we don't know could fill volumes, starting with why Damar Hamlin had a heart attack on a football field. We do not know the answer, and there is no way to know the answer. We're not going to lie to you and pretend we do know the answer, but that has not stopped many others from lying to you," Carlson said.

"Hamlin was still lying on the field receiving CPR when self-described medical experts in the media people with no demonstrated medical ethics at all, effectively witch doctors decided to use his tragic, life-threatening injuries as an opportunity to spread still more propaganda about the COVID shots. It could not have been the shot. They told you, 'shut up.' But they're lying," Carlson added. "They don't know that. They don't know anything more than we know, which is effectively nothing. We can't say it was the shot. We can't say it wasn't the shot. We don't know whether he got the shot. We don't know, and neither do they. So why are they telling you they know something they don't? Well, it's not the first time, of course."

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